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up elections 2017: flouting sc verdict, mayawati seeks muslim votes


lucknow/gonda: bsp supremo mayawati today warned the muslim electors in uttar pradesh against voting for the samajwadi party as there votes will not only go "waste" but directly benefit bjp. "if you vote for samajwadi party, not only your vote will go waste but may directly benefit the bjp. you should vote en masse for bsp and not sp," mayawati told election rallies in the poll-bound state, in remarks that fly in the face of the supreme court verdict on use of religion during elections. the supreme court had last month ruled that any appeal for votes on the ground of "religion, race, caste, community or language" amounted to "corrupt practice" under the electoral law. mayawati, while appealing to the muslims to vote for her party, accused prime minister narendra modi and the bjp of trying






up polls: hung verdict gains ground as bsp show may be underrated


new delhi: amid growing talks that the uttar pradesh elections may throw a hung verdict, there is a perception that the media has underestimated the strength of bsp and its supremo mayawati, who is running a low-key campaign and making all efforts to win over muslims to add to her dalit vote-base. though most people have seen through bjp chief amit shah’s remarks that in the first two phases the main contest for his party is with bsp, the earlier view expressed by shah that mayawati will come a distant third is also being discounted now. her gamble of fielding 97 muslim candidates is likely to pay off in constituencies where sp has fielded a weak candidate. bsp stands on a stronger wicket in many of the 105 seats that congress is fighting as a part of the alliance. while the non-jatav dal






up elections 2017: bjp banks on most backwards to take it forward in meerut belt


muzaffarnagar/shamli/meerut: with the muslims backing either the sp-congress alliance or bsp and the jatavs unflinchingly supporting mayawati, bjp is banking on the most backward castes in up to add to its traditional vote bank to cross the victory mark. jatavs constitute over 50% of the dalits and in constituencies where bsp has fielded a muslim candidate, the combination can make mayawati’s party invincible. most seats in western up have a high muslim population. also read : bjp will finish at no. 3 from top or no. 1 from bottom in up: lalu prasad yadavthe muslims maintain that sp-congress alliance is their first choice. however, this narrative changes wherever the alliance candidate is not strong enough to defeat bjp candidate. while the muslims have polarised against bjp, the hindus h






uttar pradesh embly elections 2017: mayawati slams sp, bjp at ghaziabad rally, s


by: express web desk | new delhi | published:february 7, 2017 2:52 pm bsp supremo mayawati addresses a rally in ghaziabad. (ani)bsp supremo mayawati, addressing a rally at ghaziabad on tuesday, said that the party will form government with full majority. asking people to not get duped by false survey polls, the bsp chief said the results will come in her party’s favour. “the people of up should not be duped by the false claims made by the opposition and the media’s survey polls. when the result will come, the bsp will form the government,” she said.claiming bjp’s hidden agenda to abolish reservation system in the state, mayawati asked people at the rally to not “waste” their votes on the saffron party. “bjp is working on rss agenda. from secret sources, we were informed that bjp aims to e






big win for bjp, no hung verdict in uttar pradesh, says amit shah


chayal | raniganj | patti | amethi: in a conversation during a hectic day of campaigning in uttar pradesh, bharatiya janata party president amit shah on thursday told et his party will get an absolute majority and that there will no hung assembly. up has had two phases of a seven-phase election. results will be declared on march 11. “it will not be a hung verdict,” shah told et. he rejected bahujan samaj party leader mayawati's suggestions that there may be a hung verdict, and significantly added that bsp will prefer sitting in opposition than allying with any other party, bjp included. mayawati had recently spoken about post-poll alliances, hinting at a hung verdict. shah said that bjp will get twothirds majority in the 402-seat up assembly and that his party is in a strong fight in ever






amit shah: big win for bjp, no hung verdict in uttar pradesh, says amit shah


chayal | raniganj | patti | amethi: in a conversation during a hectic day of campaigning in uttar pradesh, bharatiya janata party president amit shah on thursday told et his party will get an absolute majority and that there will no hung assembly. up has had two phases of a seven-phase election. results will be declared on march 11. “it will not be a hung verdict,” shah told et. he rejected bahujan samaj party leader mayawati's suggestions that there may be a hung verdict, and significantly added that bsp will prefer sitting in opposition than allying with any other party, bjp included. mayawati had recently spoken about post-poll alliances, hinting at a hung verdict. shah said that bjp will get twothirds majority in the 402-seat up assembly and that his party is in a strong fight in ever






up elections 2017: muslim weight lends strength to sp, congress in riot-hit belt


muzaffarnagar/shamli: riot-scarred muzaffarnagar and shamli are facing a muslim polari ion against the bjp with sp-congress combine being the ir first choice. the hindu votes are likely to split, as a section of the jats show an inclination towards rld. kairana mp hukum singh’s daughter mriganka, who is contesting on a bjp ticket, appears to be on a weak wicket with singh’s nephew and rld candidate anil chauhan cutting into her votes. here, the chances of winning appear bright for sp candidate nahid hasan. hasan has been countering the bjp charge that there has been migration of hindus from kairana due to pressure from the local muslims. also read : bjp will finish at no. 3 from top or no. 1 from bottom in up: lalu prasad yadavin thana bhawan, bjp candidate suresh rana, an accused in the






pil on manipulation of land records: allahabad hc issues notices to mayawati


by: pti | allahabad | updated: february 15, 2017 2:05 pm bsp supremo mayawati. (file)the allahabad high court today issued notices to bsp supremo mayawati and two of her close relatives on a pil alleging “manipulation” of land records in their native village while she was the up chief minister.a division bench comprising chief justice d b bhosle and justice yashant verma passed the order on the pil of social worker sandeep bhati, who had alleged that in badalpur village of gautam buddh nagar district, a large tract of agricultural land, spread over an area of 47,433 square metres, had been declared as “abadi”(residential/non-agricultural).watch what else is making news the petitioner has alleged that this was done with a view to changing the land use so that sale of the plot, in part or w






maharashtra civic elections: judgment day today


written by shubhangi khapre | mumbai | updated: february 23, 2017 7:39 am tight security arrangements have been made at all counting centres. counting of votes will begin at 10 am. prashant nadkarthe election results thursday are all set to be a verdict on whether the development plank pushed by the ruling bjp can withstand the aggression of the anti-demonetisation drive undertaken by rivals shiv sena, congress and ncp in mumbai and the rest of maharashtra. counting of votes will begin at 10 am. while sena president uddhav thackeray is trying to assert his party’s might in high-stakes mumbai and its cash-rich municipality, the elections turned into a do-or-die battle for chief minister devendra fadnavis who carried the entire burden of bjp campaigning on his shoulders. for the n...






's ' means samajwadi, congress, akhilesh, mayawati


new delhi: prime minister narendra modi on urday slammed uttar pradesh political parties and said that "s " is an acronym for samajwadi party, congress, akhilesh yadav and mayawati. addressing an election rally in meerut+ , pm modi said, "the bjp's fight is against s . do you know what 's ' stands for? it is 's' for samajwadi party, 'c' for congress, 'a' for akhilesh and 'm' for mayawati." the prime minister also accused the sp government of diverting funds released by the centre to help the poor and disa ntaged in the state. "bjp allocated rs 4,000 crore to the up government so that they can give health-related aid to the people, but they didn't even spend rs 250 crore. even if i try and help uttar pradesh from delhi, if the state government has no intention to help the people, the money






bsp helped bjp by diverting votes in 2014 polls: akhilesh


pilibhit (up): in a searing attack on bsp, uttar pradesh chief minister akhilesh yadav today claimed the party led by mayawati had diverted its votes in favour of bjp in the 2014 lok sabha polls as he cautioned the people against voting for his rival parties. "bsp could not get even a single seat in the last lok sabha elections (and) when the matter was looked into in depth it was found that on many seats bsp had got its votes transferred in favour of the bjp," he claimed addressing an election meeting in favour of his party nominees here. "the bsp chief (mayawati) has formed government three times with bjp in the past and this time round too they are looking for such a possibility (if required) and so their leader is out to mislead the people, especially muslims, so as to divide their vo






pm narendra modi's swipe at mayawati


in yet another blistering attack on opposition over demonetisation, prime minister narendra modi reiterated his earlier remark saying that they are not unhappy over alleged problems in its implementation rather it was well planned move given the fact that they did not get time to prepare.addressing an election rally ahead of fourth phase of up assembly elections at orai in bundelkhand, prime minsiter said that bundelkhand has been ignored by both sp and bsp. “they have taken it for granted for too long. the situation in bundelkhand is worst in up,” he added.taking a dig at bsp supremo mayawati, prime minister said that bsp no more a bahujan samaj party, it has now become  behenjee sampatti party. “mayawati alleges that our preparation (demonetisation) was not well but i will ask was it our






up will elect its own daughter, not adopted son: mayawati


jhansi: the people of uttar pradesh have decided to ensure the victory of their "own daughter" rather than the "adopted son" in the ongoing state assembly polls, bsp supremo mayawati said today. "the people of uttar pradesh have made up their minds not to elect the adopted son (prime minister narendra modi) but their own daughter (mayawati) in this election," she told a poll meeting here. the bsp chief claimed that the people of uttar pradesh as well as the rest of the country were "fed up" with the almost three years of the modi government at the centre. charging the modi government with "burdening the population in the name of (fight against) black money", she asked the prime minister to tell the people how much black money was deposited in banks post demonetisation. mayawati also attac






5 statements that sum up uttar pradesh elections


homeelections 2017uttar pradesh elections 2017from scam to negative dalit man remark: 5 statements that sum up uttar pradesh elections






up embly elections 2017: why muslim vote is beyond the qazi’s call


bijnor/saharanpur: as the paign heats up in western up, where voters in 140 constituencies spread over 26 districts will cast their ballots on february 11 and 15, there's speculation over how muslims will vote this time. in the battle for muslim votes, who form 19 per cent up's population (32 per cent urban, 16 per cent rural), mayawati's bsp has 99 candidates from the community, the party's highest so far. the sp's fielded 56. bjp doesn't have a single muslim nominee in its list of 370 declared so far. in west up, the proportion of muslims (26 per cent) is higher than in the state as a whole. in muslim-dominated districts such as rampur, moradabad, amroha, saharanpur and bijnor, the proportion goes up substantially, touching a high of almost 70 per cent in sambhal. add to that, several c






there cannot be a bigger 'kasab' than amit shah: mayawati


ambedkarnagar: mayawati today hit back strongly for amit shah's 'kasab' acronym for congress, sp and bsp, describing the bjp chief as a "terrorist" and saying there "cannot be a bigger kasab" than him. "aaj apney desh mein amit shah se bada yehan koi aur bhi kasab nahin ho sakta hai, arthaat aatanki nahi ho sakta hai (there cannot be a bigger kasab, meaning a terrorist, than amit shah in our country now)," she said. addressing an election meeting here, mayawati said such talks reflected bad mindset of the bjp leader. shah had yesterday clubbed the bsp along with the congress and the samajwadi party to come up with the acronym 'kasab' to refer to the pakistani terrorist who was arrested during the 26/11 mumbai attack. the bjp chief had said the name of the 26/11 terrorist, when d...






over 2 crore people to cast votes in 67 seats


about 2.28 crore voters will exercise their franchise during the second phase of polling in uttar pradesh on february 15. of 2.28 crore voters, 1.23 crore are males. a total of 720 candidates are in the fray in 67 assembly constituencies spread across 11 districts.of the 67 seats, the samajwadi party to fight on 34, mayawati-led bahujan samaj party (bsp) 17, and the bharatiya janata party on 10 and the congress on four.polling will take place in sambhal, moradabad, rampur, bareilly, amroha, pilibhit, lakhimpur kheri, shahjahanpur, bijnore, saharanpur and budayun districts.you may also likethe maximum number of 28 candidates are in kaanth constituency and the least (5) in ghanaura. the staggered battle to pick a 403-seat uttar pradesh assembly began on february 11 when 73 constituencies wen






not just shiv sena and bjp, owaisi's aimim is expected is do well in bmc polls 2


as the bjp, shiv sena, congress and other political parties battle it out in the brihanmumbai municipal corporation (bmc) elections 2017, asaduddin owaisi’s all india majlis-e-ittehadul muslimeen (aimim) is also likely to have a strong hold in some of the areas of the mumbai.aimim, who is contesting its first civic polls, have fielded 59 candidates and it being reported that it has strong chances of winning at least 6-8 seats especially from the south mumbai areas including mumbadevi and byculla. reports suggest that aimim could even get grant road as theirs is the only muslim candidate in the muslim dominated area. they are also eyeing for govandi and dharavi.even though samajwadi party and congress have fielded a number of muslim candidates, the youth may get attracted towards aimim sinc






up elections 2017: up assembly election: 61.16% voter turnout in phase 3 | uttar


lucknow/ new delhi: a 61.16 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the third phase of the seven-phase uttar pradesh polls which concluded by and large peacefully. as many as 69 assembly constituencies in the yadav heartland+ , considered crucial for the ruling samajwadi party in the state+ , went to the polls in this phase. "turnout of voters was 61.16 per cent when polling drew to a close at 5pm," up chief electoral officer t venkatesh said. he said the exercise was held by and large peacefully in this phase, adding that tight security arrangements were put in place at all the 25,603 polling booths. in the 2012 assembly and 2014 lok sabha polls, the turnout in these areas was 59.96 and 58.43 per cent respectively. the polling percentage was 64.2 in the first phase of the ongoing election






not just shiv sena and bjp, owaisi's aimim is expected is do well in bmc polls 2


as the bjp, shiv sena, congress party and other political parties battle it out in the brihanmumbai municipal corporation (bmc) elections 2017, asaduddin owaisi’s all india majlis-e-ittehadul muslimeen (aimim) is also likely to have a strong hold in some of the areas of the mumbai.aimim, who is contesting its first civic polls. have fielded 59 candidates and it being reportedly it has strong chances of winning at least 6-8 seats especially from the south mumbai areas including mumbadevi and byculla. reports suggest that aimim could even get grant road as the candidate that aimim has fielded in that area is the only muslim candidate in the muslim dominated area. they are also eyeing for govandi and dharavi.even though samajwadi party and congress have fielded a number of muslim candidates,






vote bsp or suffer atrocities: mayawati to minorities, dalits


bijnor (up): bsp chief mayawati today appealed to minority and backward communities to vote for her party, warning that bjp will "abolish reservation and inflict atrocities" on them if it comes to power. "if bjp is voted to power, dalits will be oppressed under the garb of love jihad, nationalism and cow protection, whereas bsp will not interfere in religious issues such as triple talaq, if it comes to power," she said while addressing an election rally in bijnor district in the afternoon. hitting out at the ruling samajwadi party, mayawati said that shivpal yadav has been "disrespected" over putra moh (love for son), which has led to groupism in the party and has weakened it. the bsp supremo also promised reservation on economic basis for the upper castes and warned the dalits of losing






dimple yadav's brutal rebuff to this journo on una rape shows she is more than j


homeelections 2017uttar pradesh elections 2017watch: dimple yadav’s brutal rebuff to this journo on una rape shows she is more than just akhilesh’s wife






up elections: bjp ought to have given muslims ticket in up polls: rajnath | utta


with assembly elections in the politically crucial state of uttar pradesh halfway through, union home minister rajnath singh told times now editor rahul shivshankar on wednesday that the bjp should have given tickets to muslims in the ongoing polls. "we've given tickets to minorities in many other states... talks must have happened here (in up) as well... i was not there, this is based on what i have learnt. may be they (bjp parliamentary board) didn't find any (winnable muslim candidate). but i believe even they (muslims) should get it," rajnath said. to a more specific question as to whether muslim candidates should have been given tickets, rajnath replied, "they should have been. whoever deserves must get," the home minister said, spelling out a positi...






up elections 2017: up assembly election: 61.16% voter turnout in phase 3 | uttar


lucknow/ new delhi: a 61.16 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the third phase of the seven-phase uttar pradesh polls which concluded by and large peacefully. as many as 69 assembly constituencies in the yadav heartland, considered crucial for the ruling samajwadi party in the state, went to the polls in this phase. "turnout of voters was 61.16 per cent when polling drew to a close at 5pm," up chief electoral officer t venkatesh said. he said the exercise was held by and large peacefully in this phase, adding that tight security arrangements were put in place at all the 25,603 polling booths. in the 2012 assembly and 2014 lok sabha polls, the turnout in these areas was 59.96 and 58.43 per cent respectively. the polling percentage was 64.2 in the first phase of the ongoing election and






downplaying issues, mayawati may have failed to win over muslim voters


that aligarh muslim university (amu) has one of the country’s most beautiful campuses was almost proved by the fact that i was late for my meetings there. walking down those broad and clean streets with either side lined by white sunlight-bouncing buildings and grass and flowers everywhere showed me the alternative to those campuses-dressed-up-as-playschools in places like bengaluru and palo alto. but i have wasted one university life. i was not going to waste university appointments. aligarh had already voted on february 11, with the assembly constituency of koil (in which amu falls under) having the curious case of the congress candidate vivek bansal fighting it out with the samajwadi party’s ajju ishak, even as rahul gandhi and akhilesh yadav continue to love each other on valentine’s






mayawati, live from aligarh - the economic times


that aligarh muslim university (amu) has one of the country’s most beautiful campuses was almost proved by the fact that i was late for my meetings there. walking down those broad and clean streets with either side lined by white sunlight-bouncing buildings and grass and flowers everywhere showed me the alternative to those campuses-dressed-up-as-playschools in places like bengaluru and palo alto. but i have wasted one university life. i was not going to waste university appointments. aligarh had already voted on february 11, with the assembly constituency of koil (in which amu falls under) having the curious case of the congress candidate vivek bansal fighting it out with the samajwadi party’s ajju ishak, even as rahul gandhi and akhilesh yadav continue to love each other on valentine’s






bjp will finish at no. 3 from top or no. 1 from bottom in up: lalu prasad yadav,


there is a wave in favour of akhilesh yadav and rahul gandhi ever since the sp and congress struck an alliance in uttar pradesh, said rjd president and former bihar chief minister lalu prasad. in an interview to et’s aman sharma on the sidelines of his paign in bulandshahr for the spcongress alliance, he said the bjp knows it is set to face the same fate in up embly election as it did in bihar and the panic is showing in pm narendra modi’s utterances. edited excerpts:pm modi has termed the spcongress alliance opportunistic like your alliance with nitish kumar…modi is the donald trump of india. they are like twin brothers. trump is doing upadrav (disturbance) in the us by banning entry of people from seven muslim countries and modi is doing upadrav in india. whenever the up election comes,






bjp will finish at no. 3 from top or no. 1 from bottom in up: lalu prasad yadav,


there is a wave in favour of akhilesh yadav and rahul gandhi ever since the sp and congress struck an alliance in uttar pradesh, said rjd president and former bihar chief minister lalu prasad. in an interview to et’s aman sharma on the sidelines of his paign in bulandshahr for the spcongress alliance, he said the bjp knows it is set to face the same fate in up embly election as it did in bihar and the panic is showing in pm narendra modi’s utterances. edited excerpts:pm modi has termed the spcongress alliance opportunistic like your alliance with nitish kumar…modi is the donald trump of india. they are like twin brothers. trump is doing upadrav (disturbance) in the us by banning entry of people from seven muslim countries and modi is doing upadrav in india. whenever the up election comes,






chances of bjp majority depend on pm modi's magic


although polls to more than half the state has ended, there is little to conclude on the verdict except for sensing the uncertainty that has gripped the three principal contenders. claims during speeches and interviews notwithstanding, no leader or grassroots workers of any party exudes the confidence that is usually palpable during private conversations. self-assurance, whenever evident, remains region or seat-specific. this raises the spectre that the overall verdict, like on innumerable occasions in the past, could be the aggregate of 403 diverse contests. mid-point assessment thus becomes dependent on anecdotal evidence or analysis of diverse straws in the wind. consequently, there is no escaping the deduction that the field is still wide open. in the run-up to the polls it appeared t






sonia seeks votes for congress in 'personal letter' to voters of amethi, raebare


new delhi: congress president sonia gandhi, who has not joined the campaign for the assembly elections+ , has released a letter urging the people of raebareli and amethi to vote for the congress candidates. "it has been a matter of pride for me and my family to represent you. whatever we are today is because of you. we share a special bond with you and this bond is the greatest earning of my life," says sonia in an emotional appeal to the voters of raebareli and amethi. sonia goes on to slam the modi government and accuses it of intentionally depriving the area from developmental works+ . "unfortunately, this government is working to benefit just a few businessmen and the poor have been forced to pay a heavy price for this," alleges the co...






chances of bjp majority depend on pm modi's magic


although polls to more than half the state has ended, there is little to conclude on the verdict except for sensing the uncertainty that has gripped the three principal contenders. claims during speeches and interviews notwithstanding, no leader or grassroots workers of any party exudes the confidence that is usually palpable during private conversations. self-assurance, whenever evident, remains region or seat-specific. this raises the spectre that the overall verdict, like on innumerable occasions in the past, could be the aggregate of 403 diverse contests. mid-point assessment thus becomes dependent on anecdotal evidence or analysis of diverse straws in the wind. consequently, there is no escaping the deduction that the field is still wide open. in the run-up to the polls it appeared t






supreme court judgement bars sasikala from contesting elections for 10 years


new delhi: the supreme court has virtually ended aiadmk general secretary vk sasikala’s chief ministerial ambitions when it upheld her conviction in a rs 66-crore disproportionate assets case by a trial court that sentenced her to four years’ imprisonment. sasikala, who has roughly spent two months in jail earlier, will have to surrender before a bangalore lower court, the top court directed. however, reports from chennai said she was waiting for a copy of the verdict before surrendering. the conviction disqualifies her from contesting elections for six years in addition to the four years she will be in jail. her camp said it would seek a review of the judgement, which may not help as the review will be done by the same bench. justices pinaki chandra ghose and amitava roy in their verdict






bookies in ta bazaar see hung house in up; bjp and sp in neck & neck race


new delhi: two days before a seven-phase election kicks off in uttar pradesh, bookies in the ta bazaar are predicting a hung embly, with the bjp and the samajwadi party-congress coalition seen to be finishing neck and neck. after the reserve bank of india’s money policy review, state elections will be the next big risk event for the domestic equity market. market watchers say the outcome of the embly polls in uttar pradesh could prove to be a big trigger for the market in the near term. the state goes to vote in seven phases beginning from february 11. data from unofficial sources suggests the bjp and the sp-led coalition are in a close race with the mayawati-led bsp a distant third. according to unconfirmed reports, odds on the bjp and the sp coalition winning 130 seats in the 403-member






up election 2017: bookies in ta bazaar see hung house in up; bjp and sp in neck


new delhi: two days before a seven-phase election kicks off in uttar pradesh, bookies in the ta bazaar are predicting a hung embly, with the bjp and the samajwadi party-congress coalition seen to be finishing neck and neck. after the reserve bank of india’s money policy review, state elections will be the next big risk event for the domestic equity market. market watchers say the outcome of the embly polls in uttar pradesh could prove to be a big trigger for the market in the near term. the state goes to vote in seven phases beginning from february 11. data from unofficial sources suggests the bjp and the sp-led coalition are in a close race with the mayawati-led bsp a distant third. according to unconfirmed reports, odds on the bjp and the sp coalition winning 130 seats in the 403-member






up elections 2017: up election phase 3: in litmus test, sp eyes rerun of 2012 sw


lucknow: with the up election juggernaut moving from the west and rohilkhand to the central region, the battle for the state's crown has turned fiercer. the third phase on sunday will have a significant bearing on the overall result. the phase comprises the yadav belt and state capital lucknow, where sp nearly swept in 2012, winning 54 out of 69 seats up for grabs. this was even better than bjp's show in the 2014 lok sabha polls when the saffron party took lead in 52 assembly segments. apart from the three yadav strongholds -etawah, kannauj and mainpuri, the nine other districts of awadh going to elections include industrial hub kanpur, barabanki and sitapur.together, these constituencies gave sp an unbeatable lead in 2012. the sp family feud had initially threatened the prospects of the






sonia seeks votes for congress in 'personal letter' to voters of amethi, raebare


new delhi: congress president sonia gandhi, who has not joined the campaign for the assembly elections, has released a letter urging the people of raebareli and amethi to vote for the congress candidates. "it has been a matter of pride for me and my family to represent you. whatever we are today is becuase of you. we share a special bond with you and this bond is the greatest earning of my life," says sonia in an emotional appeal to the voters of raebareli and amethi. sonia goes on to slam the modi government and accuses it of intentionally depriving the area from development programs. "unfortunately, this government is working to benefit just a few businessmen and the poor have been forced to pay a heavy price for this," alleges the congress president. ...






up elections 2017: 'save country from amit shah and modi': akhilesh's retort to


auraiya (uttar pradesh): uttar pradesh chief minister akhilesh yadav on urday returned prime minister narendra modi's 's ' jibe, saying that 'a' and 'm in the acronym stand for bjp president amit shah and modi. akhilesh addressed a rally in uttar pradesh, hours after pm modi attacked his political rivals+ saying 's ' stood of samajwadi party, congress, akhilesh yadav and mayawati. but the 43-year-old chief minister and samajwadi leader said he has his own take for the acronym that meant: "save country from amit shah and modi." "if we have to save the country we have to save it from the politicians whose names start with a and m," akhilesh said to loud cheers of his supporters. addressing an election rally in meerut, pm modi had said, "the bjp's fight is against s . do you know what 's '






da case: supreme court verdict may hit sasikala's plans


new delhi: in a development that could set political pulses racing in tamil nadu, the supreme court is set to deliver next week its verdict on the disproportionate ets case against vk sasikala, who is set to become the chief minister. the case relates to petitions challenging the acquittal of sasikala, close aide of former tamil nadu chief minister jayalalithaa, and the verdict is likely to more or less coincide with her taking the reins of the government. an adverse verdict could cast a cloud on her continuance as chief minister if she is sworn in and cause political uncertainty. the supreme court had on june 7 last year reserved its order on a bunch of petitions challenging the acquittals of jayalalithaa, sasikala and two of her relatives, v n sudhakaran and elavarasi, in the rs 66.65 c






enthusiastic mumbaikars come out to vote, 32.1% voter turnout recorded till 1:30


homeindiapoliticsbmc elections 2017: enthusiastic mumbaikars come out to vote, 32.1% voter turnout recorded till 1:30 pm






she's been thin, she's been fat. hear what this anorexic has to say about body p


when we try and think of body shaming, we usually picture an overweight person being called names or facing flak over being “lazy”. lately, we have witnessed a motion against this bullying as people with “undesirable” body-types have displayed love towards the person in the mirror. yet, we tend to ignore how body shaming continues for people with skinny bodies. a self-proclaimed ed (eating disorder) warrior, megan jayne crabbe, has set out to balance out the prevailing notions pertaining to a “normal” body. an anorexia survivor herself, megan challenges the common misconceptions- being thin isn’t always good and being fat is okay too.megan was diagnosed as an anorexic when she was 14. “you see, within 5 years of being on the planet, it was already ingrained in my mind that fat was the wors